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Fallen Pharaoh

"Ozymandias" is all about a fallen statue of a great ruler, lost in the desert sands - and the foolishness of worldly glory.
The West Bank at Luxor

July 15th 2012
Left bright and early to escape the heat, and had a driver arranged through the hotel take me across the Nile to the West Bank. This is the land of the dead, and probably the greatest burial ground in Egypt outside of Cairo. During the New Kingdom days, nearly 1,000 years after the pyramids were built, pharoahs typically hid their tombs away in the hills surrounding Luxor, or Thebes. All of this w ... read more
Africa » Egypt » Upper Egypt » Luxor

Egyptian Flag The regularity and richness of the annual Nile River flood, coupled with semi-isolation provided by deserts to the east and west, allowed for the development of one of the world's great civilizations. A unified kingdom arose circa 3200 B.C. and a ser... ... read more
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